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Canada Clings To Cruel Seal Hunt

(SEAL HUNT/ANIMAL WELFARE) Canada’s annual seal hunt kicked off on Monday despite widespread condemnation and a dying demand for seal products. A total of 34 countries, including the United States, Russia, and members of the EU, now ban imported seal products, but with the support of the Canadian government, the seal industry still stubbornly clings to life. Read on to find out why Canada continues to defend this barbaric practice. — Global Animal

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Actor Lays Down The Law On Seal Hunting

(CELEBRITY ACTIVISM) Actor Jude Law is joining celebrity activists like Ke$ha and Sarah McLachlan and speaking out against the annual Canadian seal slaughter. The Sherlock Holmes star recently teamed up with PETA and wrote a letter urging the World Trade Organization (WTO) to uphold the EU’s ban on seal products. The handsome Brit wrote, “I’m writing to urge the panel to uphold this ban, which is in line with the wishes of compassionate people all around the world, including the majority of European citizens. Even local sentiment is turning, and a lack of markets has led Canadian officials to seriously examine whether the slaughter should end.” The WTO’s final hearing on the issue will be held on April 29. Read on to find out what Law proposes would be a better solution for sealers and seals. — Global Animal

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Un-Seal This Deal (VIDEO)

(WILDLIFE) On Tuesday, the Elmer Fudds of the world finally came out of their icy hovels, in order to partake in Canada’s now infamous seal hunt. Although the commercial hunt is widely panned by the majority of Canadian citizens, and increasingly obsolete, it has refused to fade away completely. The Canadian Government is no doubt the biggest enabler of this barbaric practice, over funding at great lengths to sustain a needless industry, with the use of taxpayers’ money. Read on to find out more about Canada’s commercial seal hunt and the concerns revolving around this obsolete and inhumane practice. — Global Animal

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6,000 Restaurants Boycott Seal Slaughter

(ANIMAL WELFARE) CANADA — The Canadian Government allows hunters to club or shoot baby seals and skin them for their fur in order to meet its increasing demand. And within the past five years, Canada’s commercial seal hunt has killed nearly one million seals—97 percent of which were younger than three months old. The Humane Society of the United States has made it their mission to end this mass slaughter and is encouraging consumers, chefs and restaurants to join the Protect Seals Boycott. As of November, over 6,000 establishments have taken a stand to refuse the use of Canadian imported seafood. Continue reading to learn how you can help join the fight for baby seals. — Global Animal 

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Harp Seals Face Slaughter At Aquarium

(ANIMAL WELFARE) Two six-month-old harp seal pups are scheduled to be killed this Saturday September 15, when the Aquarium des Iles in Quebec, Canada closes for the winter. The two pups, Zak and Mika, were taken as newborns from the wild this spring by Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO-MPO) and placed on display for the summer. The aquarium accepted the young seals despite knowing they would not be released back into the wild at the end of the season, but instead slaughtered in the name of ‘research.’ — Global Animal

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Canadian TV Rejects PETA Seal Hunt Commercial

(SEAL HUNTING) CANADA — The Television Bureau of Canada declared PETA new anti-seal hunt commercial too graphic for television. They are demanding two scenes be deleted from the commercial, one of a sealer clubbing a seal, and another of a seal coughing up blood after being hit. While the images are graphic, it’s nothing viewers haven’t seen on a TV show before. It’s just worse because it isn’t acting, it’s the reality of a barbaric practice that’s long over due to be banned. Read on for more on PETA’s stand against seal hunts. — Global Animal 

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Singer Proposes Plan To End Seal Hunting

(CELEBRITY NEWS) CANADA — The end of Canadian seal hunting is coming to an end. PETA and Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan contacted Prime Minister Stephan Harper with a proposed exit strategy for seal hunters, suggesting that the government buy out the sealers. With the European Union standing by its ban on seal products, and Russia’s recent ban, 90% of Canada’s seal product exports have now been eliminated. Read on for more on McLachlan’s interesting proposition to end seal hunting for good. — Global Animal 

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